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1:31 PM 15th October 2019

Halloween Spirits And Cocktail Recipes

This Halloween the nation’s favourite spirit will be dressing up in a veil of darkness with new Ghost Black Gin.

Don’t let the liquid’s black appearance trick you – Ghost Gin is a treat of exceptional botanicals including juniper berries, coriander seeds, cassia bark, lemon peel, orange peel, liquorice root powder, angelica root and orris root, all distilled perfectly and certainly won’t scare your pallet!

Leanne Ware, Director of Spirits at Halewood Wines & Spirits, says:
“Halloween is getting evermore popular, so if you’re looking to outdo others when it comes to the spooky entertaining stakes, Ghost Gin delivers. Tasting is very much a treat, with its peppery, piney juniper and black pepper spice sweetened by the citrus peels delivering a creamy finish. A great gin with a different look, not to be shied away from!”

Corpse Reviver

25ml Ghost Gin
25ml Yellow Chartreuse
25ml Lillet Blanc
25ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
Dash – Absinthe

Shake all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled snifter glass.

The Nightmare in Florence (Negroni twist)

25ml Whitley Neill Original Handcrafted Dry Gin
25ml Martini Fiero - a bitter sweet and bold citrus vermouth
10ml Campari
25ml cold brew coffee

Stir all the ingredients in a pre-chilled rocks glass with cubed ice, then garnish with a slice of orange

Pumpkin Cooler

50ml – Liverpool Gin
20ml – Pumpkin Puree
15ml – Pear Brandy
15ml – Gomme
20ml – Lemon Juice
1 egg white

Dry shake all ingredients, add ice and shake again. Strain into rocks glass and garnish with mint sprig

The Blood Fest

35ml Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin
100ml clementine juice
15ml reduced spiced port syrup (spiced with cinnamon, black cardamom)

Build in a highball glass, add cubed ice, then drizzle the syrup over the top